Wednesday, August 11, 2004

kid lit

For all the aspiring children's fiction writers among us, the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2005 PBBY-Salanga Prize. The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The National Library. The winner will be given a cash prize of P25,000.00, a gold medal, and an opportunity to be published. Prizes will be awarded in an appropriate ceremony to be held during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day on July 19, 2005.

If you can write for 6 to 12 year olds in English or Filipino, join up. There's a lot of time - if you start soon.

For contest details, click here.

Speaking of children's literature, make sure to pick up Siglo: Freedom creative Honoel Ibardolaza's The Greediest of Rajahs and the Whitest of Clouds, his first children's book, published by Adarna House and to be launched at the International Book Fair this week.

Hai's story won the Palanca Award last year for Short Story for Children. I just feel bad that we won't be able to see him at the National Book Awards over at the World Trade Center this weekend - he's up to his neck with the pretty ladies, the bastard.

And of course, pick up and marvel at Elbert Or's first kid lit illustration extravaganza!


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